Monday, February 13, 2012

Former Deadhead starts synagogue for NYU students 

nce he followed the Grateful Dead. Now he leads a flock that follows Hasidic Judaism.

Rabbi and former Deadhead Dov Yonah Korn says he plans to harness the punk-rock energy of Manhattan's Bowery "in a Jewish way."

Korn and his wife, who met at a concert, are starting a synagogue for New York University students.

The New York Post says the Lubavitch (loo-BAH'-vihch) shul (shool) will be just a stone's throw from the former home of legendary rock club CBGB.

The synagogue's $8.3 million price tag was paid for by donations from hundreds of past and present NYU students. It's in a commercial section of a condo building that's also home to Grammy winner John Legend.


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